Soothing, toy is very soft, lightweight, 5 different melodies & 4 projection settings, inexpensive
Sound to high, nothing to tie to cot
Ease of use
I was sent the slumber buddies to review at end of July. I didn't review it sooner as only in the last two weeks or so we've started to use it daily for both naps and night time. Before he would fall asleep straight after his milk whilst we were still cuddling him as we can't put him down straight away after feeding so we weren't able to see how the slumber buddy worked. He'd recently started waking in the night and he couldn't settle himself back to sleep so we've had to change routine by putting him to bed awake. At the beginning it took up to an hour some days for him to fall asleep but with the help of the slumber buddy the time is getting shorter each day. These are perfect for newborns and younger babies as you can take it with you whilst away from home. It's quite affordable as well pretty much the same price as you would pay for a musical cot mobile. I like the projection stars and moons, they are great for keeping baby entertained and whilst drifting off to sleep at night.
Although it'd come at a higher purchase price I think it'd be a great little addition if the slumber buddies projections had some sort of rotating capabilities or movement of some kind or possibly twinkling stars and as well projected onto wall or ceiling. I normally have it on the green setting or the multicolour setting as I find that the blue and red settings are not as bright as the green, the room normally has to be really dark or pitch black for the red and blue to stand out compare to the green. The music setting can do with having a 4th option of a really low setting as I tend to find that on the 3 music melodies and on the water setting it can be too loud for baby in room that's completely silent. I would quite like to see it have a very soft, low and soothing setting.
I find that having the melodies on the slumber buddy tends to hinder his sleep more than aid it even on the lowest setting. I now normally just use the heart beat sound as the lowest setting doesn't disturb baby and its quite soothing. The heartbeat is a nice feature for newborns as that's similar sounds that they are used to listening to when in mums belly. White noise setting would also be a good addition as a lot of newborns settle quicker with white noise being used to hearing it in the womb. Having 3 different time settings is nice as he sometimes takes over 30 minutes to fall asleep so I just put it on the 45 minutes setting, it stops me disturbing him by going in the room and restarting the projection and music again. I waited a little longer to review as well as I wanted to see how the cry activation worked but he just isn't a crier so I can't comment on this feature. Lastly, it'd be nice if it had maybe something to tie it to the cot rails as I don't like to leave it in the cot with baby, I always remove it from the cot once baby's fallen asleep.
Overall I'd recommend it, my baby is 8 months and I wish I'd had this when he was a newborn instead of the mobile cot I brought.
We were sent this slumber buddy deluxe bunny by consobaby to review. First impressions were good. The box it came in was nice and the little pink bunny looked really cute. I’d recommend looking through the instructions as it has quite a few functions. I really like that it has 3 times options you can switch between (15, 30 or 45 mins). There’s also the option to switch on cry activation which is a great feature. The only issue I found was it wasn’t very sensitive and didn’t pick up when baby was stirring, only once she had actually started crying and by then it was too late and wasn’t enough to settle her back off. The box says it shouldn’t be kept in the cot/crib so it’s a shame there isn’t a way for it to fit onto the bars/side of the crib. However it does sit nice and flat on her drawers, but this may be why it didn’t pick up on her stirring as it wasn’t that close to her.
The sounds were great, there’s 4 different ones to choose from (2 songs, water and heartbeat). The heartbeat is usually baby’s favourite and she seemed to like it, however it isn’t the best quality heartbeat sounds I’ve heard (not very resist). There’s the option to change the volume of the sound, however even on the quietest setting it’s still quite loud.
My favourite thing about our slumber buddy was the light projection. The brightness of the light and the clarity of the stars and planets are amazing. They look so pretty on the wall and ceiling. There’s options to change the colour or there is a colour changing setting which I really liked and baby really stared at on the ceiling. There’s the option to have the lights or sound or on together and these settings are saved so will be the same when cry activation is on.
The bunny’s overall look is really cute and her fur is really soft. She has lovely floppy ears, which can actually get in the way of the lights if not moved into the right place.
Overall I really liked this slumber buddy and my baby really enjoyed looking up at the lights and listening to the sounds. The cry activation is a really fab feature. I would recommend it.
The Summer Infant Slumber Buddies Bunny will create a quiet environment for your little one during bedtime.
Featuring a multi-colour, magical starry sky light display and 5 peaceful sounds to help relax and soothe baby to a good sleep.
The deluxe characters now include the added benefit of cry activation technology, which will automatically turn on the Slumber Buddies Deluxe companion when your baby becomes unsettled, to help them drift back off to sleep without you having to go into the room.